Publication - A Next Generation Information Gathering Agent

Authors: Victor Lesser, Bryan Horling, Frank Klassner, Anita Raja, Thomas Wagner, and Shelley XQ. Zhang
Title: A Next Generation Information Gathering Agent
Abstract: The World Wide Web has become an invaluable information resource but the explosion of information available via the web has made web search a time consuming and complex process. Index-based search engines, such as AltaVista or Infoseek help, but they are not enough. This paper describes the rationale, architecture, and implementation of a next generation information gathering system a system that integrates several areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI) research under a single umbrella. Our solution to the information explosion is an information gathering agent, BIG, that plans to gather information to support a decision process, reasons about the resource trade-offs of different possible gathering approaches, extracts information from both unstructured and structured documents, and uses the extracted information to refine its search and processing activities.
Keywords: BIG
Publication: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems, Analysis, and Synthesis; in conjunction with the World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (SCI98)
Location: Orlando, FL
Date: July 1998
Sources: PS: ftp://ftp.cs.umass.edu/pub/techrept/techreport/1998/UM-CS-1998-072.ps
PDF: /Documents/UM-CS-1998-072.pdf
Notes: Also available as UMass Computer Science Tech Report 98-72
Reference: Victor Lesser, Bryan Horling, Frank Klassner, Anita Raja, Thomas Wagner, and Shelley XQ. Zhang. A Next Generation Information Gathering Agent. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems, Analysis, and Synthesis; in conjunction with the World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (SCI98). July 1998. Also available as UMass Computer Science Tech Report 98-72
bibtex:
@article{Lesser-20,
  author    = "Bryan Horling Victor Lesser and Anita Raja Frank
               Klassner and Shelley XQ. Zhang Thomas Wagner",
  title     = "{A Next Generation Information Gathering Agent}",
  journal   = "Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on
               Information Systems, Analysis, and Synthesis; in
               conjunction with the World Multiconference on
               Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (SCI98)",
  month     = "July",
  year      = "1998",
  address   = "Orlando, FL",
  url       = "http://mas.cs.umass.edu/paper/20",
}